Shenzhen Government Online
Q&A
Q: I am foreigner with Q2 Visa. I would like to divorce from my Chinese wife (living in China Shenzhen), but her Hukou is not from Shenzhen, Hukou is from Shandong province. Can we apply the divorce in Shenzhen?. Or we need go my wife's Hukou city?. Both we agree to divorce 03-01
A: Civil Affairs Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: It is ineligible for you to divorce in Shenzhen. According to the Marriage Registration Regulations, if mainland residents voluntarily divorce, they shall apply for it in one party's registered residence.
Q: I want to get Chinese nationality and I also want to ask you if I need to have a permanent resident card before applying for nationality? And also where to submit the application? 02-04
A: Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau: To apply for a Chinese nationality you need to hold a permanent resident ID card in Shenzhen, for more details you can check the link: http://www.gdzwfw.gov.cn/portal/guide/11440300007542689J3440106045001
Q: Can I bring my pet from Hongkong to Shenzhen? 10-19
A: Shenzhen Bay Port: Yes you can when the related documents that you provide are complete and in accordance with the statuory forms. 
Q: I want to visit my wife in Shenzhen im in the uk at the moment, would I have to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days or could I stay in our flat and quarantine there? 09-30
A: Office of Port of Entry and Exit of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government: You will be required to undergo a 14-day collective quarantine and it is at your own expense.
Q: Can I apply for the Foreigner's Work Permit without a Z visa? 09-15
A: Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality: No. Z or R visa is one of the required materials for the application of Foreigner's Work Permit. 
Q: Does Shenzhen have motorcycle driving license test and in English? 08-25
A: Traffic Police Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau: No. You can only convert your English driving license to Chinese driving license.
Q: I am a foreigner. Where can I go if my permanent resident ID card is about to expire, is damaged or lost, or if I want to renew some of the information on it? 07-29
A: Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: For permanent resident ID card extension, re-issuance, or renewal, please submit an application to the local Public Security Bureau Exit and Entry Administration Office. For more details, please refer to the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality website.
Q: We are both foreigners working or living in Shenzhen. Can we register for marriage in Shenzhen? What supporting documents should we submit? 07-29
A: Civil Affairs Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Yes. Both of you shall submit a single status certificate issued by your country (see the Regulations on Marriage Registration for details) and a certificate of recognition of the validity of residents' marriage registration abroad by your country.
Q: I am a registered resident of Shenzhen. Where should I register for marriage? Where should I register for marriage with a foreigner? 07-29
A: Civil Affairs Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Shenzhen has 10 Marriage Registries of the Civil Affairs Bureau in districts (and new area) by jurisdiction. To apply for marriage registration, you can bring your valid household register, ID card, and photo and register for marriage at the Marriage Registry of the Civil Affairs Bureau of the district (or new area) where your registered residence is located. Registration of a marriage involving a foreigner (Registration for marriage of a resident with Shenzhen hukou and a foreigner, overseas Chinese or a resident of Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan) is also handled at the Marriage Registry of the Civil Affairs Bureau in each district or new area.
Q: Can I apply for the registration of a foreign baby born in China online? 07-28
A: Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Yes. You may submit an application on the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality website.
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